Downtown Morganton will be holding events for the rest of this month and in December to help you celebrate the holiday season.
The annual Memorial Tree Lighting and Winter Carnival, Breakfast with Santa, and visits with Santa in Downtown Morganton have all been cancelled to keep the community safe from the spread of COVID-19. There will still be plenty of events designed with public health in mind to help celebrate the holidays.
The following events will be happening, with protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in place. If you attend any of the following events, social distancing and masks will be required.
Holiday Carriage Rides will take place every Friday and Saturday now through Saturday, December 26, with the exception of Christmas Day. Carriage Rides will depart from the Holiday Farmers Market location at 111 North Green Street in Downtown Morganton. Reservations will be taken on-site only, beginning at 5pm the days the carriage rides are happening. Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for children. Seating is limited.
The Holiday Farmers Market will take place at 111 North Green Street 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 28 and December 12. Also on November 28 it’s the Small Business Saturday FAB Crawl, $1,000 in Downtown Bucks will be awarded! 10 lucky winners will receive $100 worth of Downtown Bucks each. Downtown Bucks will also be awarded at the December 12 farmers market.
From November 28 through January 1 the Downtown Storybook Walk will take place at various locations in Downtown Morganton. Families are invited on an outdoor storybook walk in downtown. Visit locations to read a special Morganton edition of The Night Before Christmas. More details are available on www.downtownmorganton.com and at the Downtown Morganton Facebook page.
On December 1 it’s the Drive Thru Christmas Parade from 6-8 p.m. For those who are unable to attend the drive thru event, this drive thru parade will be aired on CoMPAS Cable Channel 2. On December 12 visit Downtown Morganton’s Facebook page for a special reading from Santa Claus.
December 18, 20, and 23 it’s the Centerpiece Jazz Christmas Concert at the Morganton Community House from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Tickets are $25 per person + food and drink. The December 23 show is already sold out. Call our Main Street Office at 828-438-5252 to reserve your tickets today.
All throughout this holiday season, now through December 14, Santa’s Elves will be making special pop up appearances in Downtown Morganton during the week. A total of 10 lucky visitors to Downtown Morganton will each receive $100 worth of Downtown Bucks! So if you are in Downtown Morganton, be on the lookout for Santa’s elves for your chance to win big!